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The National Summit on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
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6/2/2009 to 6/4/2009
When: June 2-4, 2009
Where: Jackson Hole, Wyoming 
United States
Contact: Laura Litton (216) 707-9499

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The National Summit on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, will host a summit on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare (co-occurrence) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 2-4, 2009. The summit, to be held a decade after the publishing of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice (the Greenbook), is themed "From Inspiration to Innovation: Leadership, Partnerships, and Change". This is an opportunity for professionals around the country working on issues related to co-occurrence to share their strategies for transforming the way child welfare agencies, domestic violence organizations, courts, other service providers, and communities respond to families in need.

Click here to download the call for prosposals!

Deadline: January 19, 2009

We are soliciting proposals to present workshops at the summit, a two and a half day conference providing training and information regarding co-occurrence. We are looking for presentations that will highlight innovative practices and policies, inspire leadership, and provide insight into effective collaborative and system responses.

  • Differential and individualized response models
  • Information sharing and confidentiality
  • Working with men who use violence, batterer accountability, and fatherhood
  • Legislative responses
  • ADR and family engagement models
  • Custody and visitation
  • Cultural relevancy
  • Promoting linkages within communities and with other local/state initiatives
  • Promoting best practices around adult and child victim safety, including advocacy models and risk assessments
  • Working with parents who are dealing with multiple problems, e.g. chemical dependency, mental health, and domestic violence
  • Enhancing safety for families that remain together
  • Effects on children, resiliency, and innovative children’s programming
  • Addressing overrepresentation of families of color
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Pre-system intervention and community engagement models
  • Enhancing leadership within the key systems and communities
  • Reasonable efforts determinations, petition language, and diversion of cases
  • Cross-system collaborative practices
  • Promising practices in legal representation of parents and children
  • Role of evaluation and mapping outcomes

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